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Investigating the Social World The Process and Practice of Research

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ISBN-10: 1412969417

ISBN-13: 9781412969413

Edition: 6th 2009

Authors: Russell K. Schutt

List price: $130.00
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In this new Sixth Edition of his perennially successful social research text, author Russell K. Schutt continues to make research come alive through research stories that illustrate the methods presented in each chapter and hands-on exercises that help students learn by doing. Investigating the Social World, Sixth Edition helps readers understand research methods as an integrated whole; appreciate the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies; and understand the need to make ethical research decisions, while also learning about contemporary social issues like homelessness, drug abuse, and the affect of the Internet on social relations.
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Book details

List price: $130.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Russell K. Schutt (PhD, MA, BA, University of Illinois at Chicago; postdoctoral fellow in the Sociology of Social Control Training Program at Yale University) is professor and chair of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston and lecturer on sociology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. In addition to Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research, now in its Eighth Edition , and its co-authored adaptations for the disciplines of social work, criminal justice, psychology, and education, his books include Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Illness, Social Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (co-edited), and Organization in a Changing Environment . His scholarship focuses on the bidirectional relationship between individuals and their social environment, its consequences for organizational change, cognitive functioning, and individual behavior, and its predictors in individual orientations and community contexts. His related articles have been published in journals ranging from the American Journal of Sociology, Social Problems, Law and Society Review, and the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation to the Journal of Community Health, Journal of Community Psychology, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Women and Health, Evaluation & Program Planning, and the Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare . His major research projects have been funded by the Veterans Health Administration, the National Cancer Institute, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the National Institute of Mental Health, the John E. Fetzer Institute, and state and local sources. In addition to research methods and statistics, he teaches the sociology of complex organizations and the sociology of law.